Burkina Faso police repel attack by gunmen in east

Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso’s national police on Friday said they repelled an attack by gunmen on a border police station in the east of the country.

The attack targeted the border police station at Nadiagou, Kompienga province in the eastern region of Burkina Faso Thursday evening, according to a statement issued by the police.

“The resistance of police officers present in the station forced these armed bandits to cut and run,” read the statement. “No human casualties were registered.”

On Sunday, 53 people, including 49 soldiers were killed after gunmen attacked a detachment of gendarmerie in Inata, Soum province in the northern Sahel region of Burkina Faso.

Following the tragedy, the government of Burkina Faso declared a 72-hour mourning nationwide from Tuesday to Thursday in memory of the victims.

Since 2015, Burkina Faso has been facing a worsening security situation, with terrorist attacks which have claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people and displaced over 1 million others. Enditem

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